Haiti Earthquake: How You Can Help the Victims

Samaritan's Purse

Samaritan's Purse is sending medication, plastic for emergency shelter, blankets, water filters and water purification solutions to Haiti, along with doctors and disaster specialists.

Click here to learn more and to help.

Operation Blessing International

Operation Blessing International, the seventh largest international charity, has disaster relief teams on the ground and more en route. The organization is assessing the damage and beginning relief efforts.

Contact information:
977 Centerville Turnpike
Virginia Beach, Va. 23463
(757) 226-3401

Click here to learn more and find out how to help.

Action Against Hunger

The mission of Action Against Hunger is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations of conflict, war and natural disaster. Click here to learn more about what Action Against Hunger is doing in Haiti and find out how to help.

Save the Children

Save the Children has been working in Haiti since 1985, and has offices in earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince.

The charity has begun to assess needs and damage, and has already started to help affected children and families. The agency was already sending out teams by motorbike in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday morning, and is flying in additional staff to help support the emergency response.

For more information, or to donate, click HERE.

How to Help Haiti Quake Victims

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is addressing shelter solutions for low-income families affected by the earthquake. The group says on their Web site that their ability to respond effectively to this disaster will require support from donors, volunteers, corporate partners and other community organizations.

Click here to learn more and donate to Habitat for Humanity's effort.

Merlin (Medical Emergency Relief International)

Merlin's emergency response team is working with Haitians and other international agencies to meet the most urgent needs: water, sanitation, shelter, disease prevention and restoration of basic health services. The main elements of Merlin's Haiti emergency response include: providing essential medical equipment and supplies, providing emergency surgery, and distributing hygiene kits, shelter materials and other essential items. Merlin is calling on the public for support in our efforts.

Click here for more information.

Oxfam America

Oxfam America is working to send water and sanitation resources for a push into Haiti in the coming days.

Click here to learn more and find out how to help.

International Medical Corps

The group's first response team is en route to Haiti via Santa Domingo. Its doctors are trained in crisis medicine.

Click here for more information.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee, a global leader in humanitarian assistance, is deploying its Emergency Response Team to Haiti to deliver urgent assistance to earthquake survivors and help overwhelmed local aid groups struggling to meet the immense emergency needs. They will be focusing on critical medical, water and sanitation assistance.

Click here to help.

World Relief Corporation

The organization has 40 staff people on the ground in Haiti. It is sending an assessment team down that will include emergency kits, food and water.

Click here to visit its Web site.

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